So. Clearly I am not a very conscientious blogger. But fortunately I am a little better at keeping up with my reading. So here are a few blog posts to get me back up to date.
First off is Blue-Water Empire about the British and their role in the Mediterranean over the last couple of hundred years. It was a very interesting book that discussed the importance of places like Gibraltar, Malta and Cyprus to the British Empire. An easy to read popular history book it has certainly increased my understanding of this element of our history.